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For Young Professionals & Students

Young Professionals and Students in Ottawa have several ways to connect!

The Glebe Shul is the hub in Ottawa where Jewish young professionals can meet new friends and connect to the Jewish community.

Our innovative, member-driven approach to programming fuels a sense of ownership and community spirit among members, covering a diverse range of activities such as holiday celebrations, educational programs, cultural events – and everything in between!

We meet monthly for Shabbat services, delicious home-cooked meals and spirited conversation. Come and discover what we’re all about.

Eat, Pray, Love thy neighbour!

More details in our Synagogues Section

The Emerging Gen is a special division of the Federation aimed at young adults under 40. We develop exciting and innovative programs that allow young people to meet and mingle and develop their professional contacts. There are social events, workshops to hone skills and to network, mentorships, grant programs, Social Action Missions to Israel, and much more. To join the EG Facebook group, click the icon below.

For more information, please contact Michael Reznick at mreznick@jewishottawa.com

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Machzikei Young Professionals is a group for young Jewish adults in Ottawa, who are looking to connect to other young Jewish young professionals (approximately ages 22-45) through Shabbat programs, Jewish classes, casual social events and holiday parties.

This group is an affiliate of Congregation Machzikei Hadas, a growing, vibrant and extremely welcoming Modern Orthodox synagogue in Ottawa's east end (you can see more about Machzikei Hadas in the Synagogue section). Membership at Machzikei Hadas is not required to participate in Machzikei Young Professionals programs.

To see what’s happening with Machzikei Young Professionals, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1208794259950755 or contact J.J. Benzaquen at j.j.benz11@gmail.com.

More details in our Synagogues Section

The Chabad Student Network is an organization dedicated to providing university students with a strong connection to Judaism. Holiday celebrations, Shabbat dinners, community service programs, guest lectures, and Jewish studies classes are some of the programs offered through the Chabad Student Network.

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Hillel Ottawa’s mission is to enrich the lives of all our Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel Ottawa’s student leaders, staff, and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive environment for Jewish students. Hillel Ottawa helps students find a balance between being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world), Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel Ottawa is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability, and results.